2012 Archive Shortlist Best Cover

HarperCollins Award for Best Cover

Shortlist 2012

Designer Saskia Nicol
Title Tupaia by Joan Druett
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 234 x 153mm, 440pp, unjacketed hardback with printed laminated case, matt lamination, section sewn
Judges’ comments An evocative, attractive cover, and we liked the spine too!
Designer Aaron Beehre
Title CSA: The Radical, the Reactionary and the Canterbury Society of Arts 1880–1996 by Warren Feeney
Publisher Canterbury University Press
Format 265 x 240mm, 224pp, jacketed hardback, matt lamination, section sewn
Judges’ comments We loved the use of copper metallic ink on the cover, the typographic elegance, the proportions of colour and font, and the use of the quiet, modernist black and white photograph. Stupendous!
Designer Anna Egan-Reid
Title Janet Frame in Her Own Words by Janet Frame
Publisher Penguin Books New Zealand
Format 181 x 111mm, 264pp, jacketed hardback, unlaminated
Judges’ comments This was a warm and sophisticated cover. It seems the designer was interested in Janet Frame as a person, and had taken the time to read and think about her and the era she lived in.

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